Waze traffic app coming to Windows Phone in June


A new week means it’s time for some new apps. Waze, the popular crowdsourced traffic monitoring app, is reportedly coming to Windows Phone in June. This news comes from an Isreal-based website citing unnamed sources. Israel might sound like a random place for this news to come from, but Waze is actually headquarted there (as well as Palo Alto).

If you’ve never used Waze you might be wondering what a “crowdsourced traffic monitoring” app does. Waze allows users from all over the world to report things like road closings, accidents, traffic jams, speed traps, and more so that other users can avoid the hassles. The app will notify you if you are approaching a traffic situation, or if you’re the first to notice you can report it and help other drivers.

Currently Waze is offered on Android and iOS. They did have a version for Windows Mobile, so we’re glad to see them return to Microsoft mobile OS. I’ve never personally used Waze, but it sounds like a very handy app. Do we have any Waze users out there?

[via Neowin]

  • Edgar Cervantes

    I used it for a while but it’s not reliable enough. I mean really… who gets stuck in traffic and goes “huh! I should report this!”? It never quite worked for me… Maybe in other cities where people are more active.

  • Nothing better to do when you’re stuck in traffic though, right?

  • Andrew Leader

    Remember that it also passively sends data about how fast you’re travelling and averages it with other users on the same road. If the average speed drops, it automatically marks that road as slow.